CBYC was founded in 1978 by a small group of boaters who approached the City of Scarborough with the idea at starting a non-profit, self help club that would cater to both power and sail boats. This self help theme has been kept throughout the development of the club, from the building and maintaining the docks to the landscaping and even the design of the clubhouse.
For our members, fun and friendship reign supreme with a full calendar of social events. On a more serious note our Cruising and Racing Committees organize various seminars on boating. Our racing activities are enthusiastically supported with a number of skippers achieving remarkable success in various regattas. We do not forget the cruisers at heart ... each season we organize a number of interesting, fun filled weekend cruises to various locations on Lake Ontario.
With one of the most impressive clubhouses on the Lake, first class docking facilities, beautiful landscaping, extensive winter boat storage and free parking, CBYC offers its members true value for their investment. The annual fee for an Active Senior member includes all of the following facilities and services.
A dock is assigned to each Active Senior member based on their boat size. We have 265 slips, many of which are restricted to boats with maximum 11 ft. 6 in. beam and 36 ft. length overall. We have a limited number of slips for boats up to 50 ft which are assigned based on seniority when they become available. We do not accept applications for vessels other than monohull designs.
Slips are fully serviced with 30 amp power and fresh water and patio decks with picnic tables and BBQ's are available at each of the eleven main docks. Parking is very conveniently located at the head of each dock.
Also included in the annual fee are haul out, power bottom wash, winter storage, launch and free use of the mast crane and pump out facilities.
Our clubhouse is a source of pride to the members. Its facilities include washrooms, showers, laundry room, and our sailors lounge and library on the ground floor. The entire upper floor is a bar and dining area with picture windows giving terrific views in all directions. Our concessionaire provides year round wining and dining. The lounge area of the bar has a 360 degree fireplace for cozy winter afternoons and evenings. Glass doors open on to a deck with a great view of the lake. To assist the concessionaire in maintaining an acceptable level of service year round, the members are required to purchase a minimum house account as noted in the fee schedule.
Self help has been a key principle in the building and maintenance of our club. Each Active Senior member is expected to contribute 20 work hours on current club projects. Hours can be earned providing manual skills on projects or serving on one of the club committees. It's easy and fun to complete the hours requirement and many members contribute far more than the minimum hours each year.
Administration of the Club is through the Board of Directors which are elected by the membership each fall at the Annual General Meeting. The Various club operating committees report to the Board.
To keep members abreast of the affairs of CBYC, other general meetings and a budget meeting are held during the year.
The "Masthead" is our newsletter that is published at least five times a year and sent to each member, even the snowbirds down south. It provides updates and an ongoing calendar of events.
There are many social activities as well as active Racing, Cruising and Junior Sailing programs. Please check their respective web pages as well as the Membership Info page for information on how to join our great club.
We welcome you to CBYC. Please arrange to visit us, tour our facilities, enjoy the terrific views and great scenery. You will see why we are so proud of our club.